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Ethnobotany at Harvard - Interactive Lecture

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

John de la Parra, PhD, Associate, Harvard University Herbarium and Ethnobotanist

Historically, plants have provided humans with most of our drugs, fibers, food, dyes, perfumes, building materials, and even musical instruments. But how has this diverse and fascinating field been studied and what has been learned?

In fact, for over 100 years, Harvard has played a pivotal role in the study of human-plant interactions, leading to the creation of the field of ethnobotany.

In this interactive lecture we will explore the science and history of some of the most important Harvard botanists and explorers through their unique specimens  now housed in the Harvard University Herbarium.

Fee: $20 member, $30 nonmember

Harvard University Herbaria & Libraries
22 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Sponsor(s): Arnold Arboretum
Time(s): 12pm-2pm
Cost: $20-$30
Phone: 617-384-5277

Published on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
All information is subject to change.

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